Cleaning witha wet tap cleaner, when it should be dry!!!
After cleaning my machine it has sence stoped recoring, wont play clearly and likes to chew new topes. some poeple have told me I need to replace the heads, is it true? and ware inCanada is a good place to go?
Re: cleaning witha wet tap cleaner, when it should be...
"Cleaning with a wet tape cleaner" begs even more questions. What did you use as a cleaning agent, and how long did you run the tape? Your answer should be "100% pure alcohol" and ran it for no more than 10 seconds. If you ran the tape too long you may have worn down the heads. If this is the case, throw the camera out. If you used something other than alcohol, or too much, you may have damaged the pinch rollers. My suggestion is to open the tape door and leave open in a warm dry area for a day or two to reduce moisture. Then insert an tape which was not damaged and see if you can record and playback.
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Also the pump can be cleaned by undoing the tap at the bottom front of the washer. First make sure the drain tube has been pulled out to empty residual water in a container. Then unscrew the tap and filter to clear any dirt and items stuck in it.
sounds to me as if you have calcium deposits from hard water.
Take your cleaner solution reservoir and fill it with Vinegar and Hot water. Place your machine in a dry bathtub and run it until the tank is empty. Do this a couple times. When it works properly run some clear water through.
Sorry I know very little about the dvd side but my experience with several VCRs is they need cleaning sometimes just like audio tape recorders and players need cleaning. Early in my days of VCR ownership the engineer I used was sick of seeing me and taught me how to clean the heads, guides and rollers myself to restore performance and help prevent tapes being chewed. Head cleaning tapes simply did not reach the parts needing cleaning though the the wet type sometimes helped.
A VCR might work normally for several months and then suddenly it would happen again. Sometimes I needed to do a clean several times in a month. I did have a Sharp VCR once and that had something called an idler reel that would "suddenly" need replacing (several times) due to chewed tapes but other than that manual cleaning did the job every time.
Later VCRs were fitted with a self cleaner that worked well and meant there was no trouble for a long time but when the self cleaner became loaded with filth they actually made matters worse.
Matter of interest, I use clean newspaper and methylated spirit for cleaning.
Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your Dyson cleaner. If your machine smells, it may be because the filters weren't completely dry when you replaced them after washing them. There are a few steps you can take to remedy this:
Re-wash both filters, following the steps shown in the video embedded below, and make sure they're totally dry before replacing them. It may help to leave them under a radiator for at least 24 hours.
Remove the clear bin and cyclone assembly from the cleaner, and separate the two parts.
Wash the clear bin, and try tapping the cyclone assembly gently to dislodge any damp dust which might be caught up inside. Do not wash the cyclone assembly, and make sure the clear bin is totally dry before reassembling both parts and replacing on the cleaner.
Here is a copy of the cleaner's user guide, in case you don't have yours to hand:
Following these steps should help you resolve your issue. However, if you try this and are still concerned about your cleaner, or if you have any difficulties carrying out these steps, it's probably best if you get in touch with us directly. One of our experts will be happy to provide further assistance - you can call us free on 08002980298 (UK), or 1866MYDYSON (US).